Inpatient Tobacco Treatment Program May Benefit Patients With Comorbid Mental Health, SUDs

MedPage Today (12/24, Wallan) reports that according to research presented Dec. 6 at the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry’s annual meeting, “a tobacco treatment program in a psychiatric ward for inpatients with comorbid mental health and substance abuse disorders [SUDs] led to lower rates of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use.” The 216-patient study revealed that “compared with patients in a usual care group, patients in a tobacco cessation group were twice as likely to stay off tobacco 1 year later (22% versus 11%), and have lower rates of drinking (22% versus 58%) and cannabis use (18% versus 42%).”

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— “Psych Patients Benefit from Smoking Cessation,” Sarah Wickline Wallan, MedPage Today, December 23, 2014.

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